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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bklyn1028, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. bklyn1028

    bklyn1028 Regular member

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    This is going to sound strange, but I had to port forward a port so my granson could host a game on Beyond, and when I got to the lynksis page, lo and behold, "DD-WRT". Now, this is weird, the last time I flashed my WRT54G was years ago to V.4. I never flashed the router's firmware to dd-wrt. I have no idea if it is still secure, nothing.
    Don't get the rubber suit yet, but i really did not flash this router. Should I leave it? Go back to Lynksis firmware? How can I tell if it is still secure? I wonder if this is why I can't see any servers on Call of Duty world at war online?
     
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    mrslicker Regular member

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    ddwrt is a fine firmware. i figure someone in your household changed it without you knowing. theres a lot of configuration able to be done and some limits are removed. thats most of what i know about it. you probably still would need to forward ports to host a service, even without the ddwrt.
     
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    bklyn1028 Regular member

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    Trust me, i am as baffled as the next one. NO ONE is capable in my household changed anything. They are lucky than can turn on a computer, let alone flash firmware. I think I am going to leave things alone. I read dd-wrt is better firmware than lynksis, the kid can still play xobx. So, i'm not foolin with it anymore.
    I think I am going to get a paranormal investigator though.....lol
     
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    geestar20 Active member

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    You can flash the firmware back the Linksys, just grab it from the site and flash back. Just make sure you get the firmware that matches your router.
     
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    i think your kid isn't as computer illiterate as you make him/her out to be.
     
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    I have a wrt54G V8 router and was wondering what the real benefits of changing firmware to dd-wrt. How will it affect my gaming on XBL? Greatest detail is most appriciated.

    I hear the firmware is better but how? I understand some things are unlocked but is it really anything that comes in real use to gaming?

    If i open my "NAT" will it stay open unlike now where it will suddenly change to moderate?
     
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    the funny thing is both kids have their own computer on this wireless network. Here's what I need it it is possible. Host cod waw. I can get into rooms/lobbies, but no one can see my room/lobby. So, do I make my computer static, or dd-wrt, or both, what? I am gettng frustrated. Should I re-flash back to lynksis?
     
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    i have ddwrt you can overclock your router to make it perform a little faster among other things
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    DD-WRT is a cracking bit of firmware (see my sig, i have loads of it). Anyways, it's quite straighforward to setup port forwarding, have a look down this list ~ http://portforward.com/cports.htm

    Here's an example of how it's done in DD-WRT ~

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